Grand National Runners & Riders 2024 – Guide to All Horses & Weights

Knowing who the Grand National runners are is important if you’re betting on the main event at Aintree Racecourse. This is all about the horses hoping to run in the world’s most famous steeplechase. We have all the Grand National runners and riders this year, plus plenty more besides.

Grand National Runners List

There are so many more horses entered than just the 34, down from 40, that can run in this race. That is part of what makes any Grand National runners list so intriguing. We are dealing with one of the biggest horse racing events anywhere in the world here. Racehorse trainers plot the entire season around getting the equine athletes to peak fitness at Aintree.

Grand National runners

While jockey bookings won’t be known until the week of the race, Grand National runners and riders are still worth looking at. Below you will find all the information you need on those entered in the big race. There are Grand National runners and weights they carry side by side with ages, trainers and recent form to help you find the right horse for you:

Robert Waley Cohen silks1. Noble Yeats

  • Age: 9
  • Trainer: Emmet Mullins
  • Jockey: Harry Cobden
  • GN Rating: 165
  • Official Rating: 165
  • Weight: 11st 12lb
  • Recent Form: 291/P11344-7217
  • Odds: 20/1 (from 16/1)

Defied all trends and stats when landing this race as a seven-year-old in 2022 (147). Gallant effort when staying on into fourth and bidding to retain crown 12 months ago (166). Campaigned over hurdles this season and won the Cleeve on Festival Trials Day. Disappointing seventh in the Stayers’ Hurdle latest. Given form over the fences, one of the Grand National runners that commands respect.

Botox Has silks2. Nassalam

  • Age: 7
  • Trainer: Gary Moore
  • Jockey: Caoilin Quinn
  • GN Rating: 161
  • Official Rating: 161
  • Weight: 11st 8lb
  • Recent Form: 11221/56307-411P
  • Odds: 22/1 (from 28/1)

Routed rivals when sluicing through the mud at Chepstow to land the Welsh Grand National under a penalty (145). Relished testing ground. Nearest at the finish when fourth in the Grand Sefton over these fences (142). Clearly wanted a lot further and tilt at Cheltenham Gold Cup when pulling up latest (161) was perhaps aiming a bit high. Much higher in weights now, but acts on the course. May not be so effective on sounder going.

Gigginstown House Stud silks3. Coko Beach

  • Age: 9
  • Trainer: Gordon Elliott
  • Jockey: Jordan Gainford
  • GN Rating: 161
  • Official Rating: 161
  • Weight: 11st 8lb
  • Recent Form: 448/9441P-3121
  • Odds: 33/1 (from 40/1)

Threw hat into ring for this once again with P.P. Hogan win over the banks at Punchestown latest (161). As good as ever this season with Troytown win over regulation fences at Navan (153). Solid staying on second in the Becher on third run over these fences in-between (162). Has plenty of experience at Aintree races and of the course.

JP McManus red cap4. Capodanno

  • Age: 8
  • Trainer: Willie Mullins
  • Jockey: Keith Donoghue
  • GN Rating: 161
  • Official Rating: 161
  • Weight: 11st 8lb
  • Recent Form: 12U4/13P-6314
  • Odds: 40/1 (from 28/1)

Pulled up before the final fence here 12 months ago (160). Staged revival since with 80/1 third in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown and Cotswold Chase success on Festival Trials Day (159). Kept on into fourth in the Ryanair Chase during Cheltenham latest (161) en route back here. Fluency of jumping a concern.

JP McManus silks5. I Am Maximus

  • Age: 8
  • Trainer: Willie Mullins
  • Jockey: Paul Townend
  • GN Rating: 159
  • Official Rating: 164
  • Weight: 11st 6lb
  • Recent Form: 22441-1431
  • Odds: 8/1 (from 12/1, earlier 25/1)

Irish Grand National winner (149) last Easter by a length under a fine ride. Took advantage of novice status by dropping back in trip and landing the Drinmore back at Fairyhouse on reappearance (158). Fourth and third to Galopin Des Champs in the Savills Chase and Irish Gold Cup before impressive Bobbyjo Chase victory back up in trip latest (158). Jumps left, but that no problem at Aintree.

Barry Maloney silks6. Minella Indo

  • Age: 11
  • Trainer: Henry De Bromhead
  • Jockey: Rachael Blackmore
  • GN Rating: 159
  • Official Rating: 157
  • Weight: 11st 6lb
  • Recent Form: 1/3P22/P1P-144
  • Odds: 20/1 (from 33/1)

Won twice from 10 subsequent starts to his 2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup triumph. Rated 175 at his peak and landed last season’s New Year’s Day Chase at Tramore (168). Successful reappearance in the Irish Daily Star around Leopardstown, last of four in Down Royal Champion Chase, but eye-catching fourth on Cross Country debut off topweight in a handicap latest (160). Success down that route could lead to a tilt at this.

Corach Rambler silks7. Corach Rambler

  • Age: 10
  • Trainer: Lucinda Russell
  • Jockey: Derek Fox
  • GN Rating: 159
  • Official Rating: 162
  • Weight: 11st 6lb
  • Recent Form: 3114U1/5411-533
  • Odds: 13/2 (from 5/1)

Last year’s winner (146) followed-up on repeat victory in the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham with glory here. Poor fifth at Kelso races on reappearance (159) when didn’t look off a yard down in trip, but better when third in the Betfair Chase (159). Seems best caught in the spring with liking for both Cheltenham and Aintree and fine third in the Gold Cup latest (159). Previous winners when returning as Grand National runners invariably given a lot more to do at the weights, though, and that’s the case off 13lb higher here.

JP McManus blue cap8. Janidil

  • Age: 10
  • Trainer: Willie Mullins
  • Jockey: Jody McGarvey
  • GN Rating: 159
  • Official Rating: 159
  • Weight: 11st 6lb
  • Recent Form: 2532F/P17F-230
  • Odds: 100/1 (from 66/1)

Fairyhouse Gold Cup winner of 2021 and Irish Gold Cup third the following year. Red Mills Chase scorer on reappearance last season and mostly in small field conditions races over fences. Nowhere in the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham latest. This longer trip interesting on pick of hurdles form, but has a mistake in him. Owner has other Grand National runners to consider.

Ronnie Bartlett silks9. Stattler

  • Age: 9
  • Trainer: Willie Mullins
  • Jockey: Patrick Mullins
  • GN Rating: 158
  • Official Rating: 158
  • Weight: 11st 5lb
  • Recent Form: 111/22P-624
  • Odds: 50/1

National Hunt Chase winner two years ago (153). Runner-up in last season’s Irish Gold Cup (163), but not matched that form since. Didn’t take to Punchestown Banks course on Cross Country debut when poor fourth latest (160). That cause for concern. Yard has other Grand National runners to consider. Not certain to take part if ground doesn’t dry out.

Mahler Mission silks10. Mahler Mission

  • Age: 8
  • Trainer: John McConnell
  • Jockey: Ben Harvey
  • GN Rating: 158
  • Official Rating: 155
  • Weight: 11st 5lb
  • Recent Form: 2312F-22
  • Odds: 16/1 (from 14/1)

Lost both front shoes but ran career best when runner-up in the Coral Gold Cup at Newbury latest (151). Still in front when fell two out in National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham last season (146). Lightly-raced and one of the most interesting Grand National runners with potentially more to come. Likely jockey won’t be able to use claim.

Gigginstown House Stud blue cap11. Delta Work

  • Age: 11
  • Trainer: Gordon Elliott
  • Jockey: Jack Kennedy
  • GN Rating: 157
  • Official Rating: 153
  • Weight: 11st 4lb
  • Recent Form: 6613/1361U-366
  • Odds: 30/1 (from 33/1)

Dual Cross Country Chase scorer at Cheltenham who finished third here two years ago (160). Never nearer sixth in the Boyne Hurdle at Navan latest, which should bring him on for spring targets as it has before. Was still going fine when almost came down and unseated rider at 21st fence in this 12 months ago (159).

Blank silks12. Foxy Jacks

  • Age: 10
  • Trainer: Mouse Morris
  • Jockey: Gavin Brouder
  • GN Rating: 157
  • Official Rating: 147
  • Weight: 11st 4lb
  • Recent Form: 635F0U-21P314
  • Odds: 66/1

Made most of the running in a Cross Country handicap at Cheltenham on penultimate outing (149). Form franked. Previously third in the Kerry National (147). Fell at ninth fence on this course in the Topham back in 2022 (144). Improving in banks races since and fourth in a Pertemps Qualifier over hurdles latest. Trainer has won the Grand National before with Rule The World.

Ronnie Bartlett silks13. Galvin

  • Age: 10
  • Trainer: Gordon Elliott
  • Jockey: Sam Ewing
  • GN Rating: 155
  • Official Rating: 155
  • Weight: 11st 2lb
  • Recent Form: 1214/61462U-854
  • Odds: 35/1 (from 33/1)

Unseated at the first fence in this race 12 months ago (166). Winner of the National Hunt Chase at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, fourth in the 2022 Gold Cup and runner-up in last year’s Cross Country (166). Found life in handicaps in that sphere tougher this season finishing eighth (160) and fifth (157). Encouraging effort over smaller obstacles in Boyne Hurdle latest. Effective on better ground and worth another crack at this off 11lb lower than last year.

Gigginstown House Stud white cap14. Farouk D’Alene

  • Age: 9
  • Trainer: Gordon Elliott
  • Jockey: Donagh Meyler
  • GN Rating: 154
  • Official Rating: 153
  • Weight: 11st 1lb
  • Recent Form: 1221F/F52P
  • Odds: 80/1 (from 66/1)

Ten Up winner as a novice at Navan in 2022, then fell two out going well in Broadway at Cheltenham Festival. Missed 613 days and fell again on return in the Troytown (155). Fifth in a 2m 6f Listed event at Thurles (155). Neck second in Pertemps Qualifier over hurdles at Leopardstown, but pulled up in the Final latest. Entry interesting on novice form.

JP RomansTerry Warner15. Eldorado Allen

  • Age: 10
  • Trainer: Joe Tizzard
  • Jockey: Brendan Powell Jr
  • GN Rating: 153
  • Official Rating: 150
  • Weight: 11st
  • Recent Form: 137/2245754-345P
  • Odds: 100/1 (from 66/1)

Won the Denman Chase at Newbury in 2022 (155) and shaped nicely there when staying on into fourth in the Coral Gold Cup this season (154). Campaigned over hurdles since, perhaps to protect his mark for a tilt at this. Pulled up in the Ultima at Cheltenham on return to fences latest (153). Interesting among Grand National runners for a stable that likes to have runners at Aintree and this meeting, for all he’s 3lb wrong with revised official mark.

David Maxwell Racing silks16. Ain’t That A Shame

  • Age: 10
  • Trainer: Henry De Bromhead
  • Jockey: David Maxwell
  • GN Rating: 152
  • Official Rating: 152
  • Weight: 10st 13lb
  • Recent Form: 3220/2410-9P1
  • Odds: 50/1 (from 33/1)

Dual Gowran Park winner over fences including 3m 1f Thyestes Chase latest (144). Tailed off last of 17 to finish in this race 12 months ago (146). One of the Grand National runners who is best on testing going. Now on a career high mark. Worst runs of career on spring ground.

Vanillier silks17. Vanillier

  • Age: 9
  • Trainer: Gavin Cromwell
  • Jockey: Sean Flanagan
  • GN Rating: 151
  • Official Rating: 150
  • Weight: 10st 12lb
  • Recent Form: 31333/636F22-5502
  • Odds: 10/1 (from 12/1)

Gallant runner-up in this race last year (147). Campaigned with serious view to going one better ever since. Run over hurdles or shorter trips clearly to protect current rating and runner-up in Bobbyjo Chase on return to fence at Fairyhouse latest (151). One of the obvious Grand National runners to note if turning up in the same form, even off a 4lb higher mark than 12 months ago.

Paul Byrne silks18. Mr Incredible

  • Age: 8
  • Trainer: Willie Mullins
  • Jockey: Brian Hayes
  • GN Rating: 150
  • Official Rating: 151
  • Weight: 10st 11lb
  • Recent Form: 12RP/B23U-2
  • Odds: 12/1 (from 20/1, earlier 40/1)

Saddle slipped and unseated rider at the Canal Turn here 12 months ago (145). Had run eye-catching trials for this race when runner-up in the Classic Chase at Warwick (142) and third in the Kim Muir (145). Obvious claims off back of fine second off topweight in Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter races latest (150) on reappearance. Ability clearly retained from last season. One of the Grand National runners to take seriously off 5lb higher.

Gigginstown House Stud yellow cap19. Run Wild Fred – Non-Runner On The Day

  • Age: 10
  • Trainer: Gordon Elliott
  • Jockey: Tom Hamilton
  • GN Rating: 149
  • Official Rating: 143
  • Weight: 10st 10lb
  • Recent Form: 122FF/23-59PBP
  • Odds: 100/1

Troytown winner back in 2021 as a novice (145). Fell at the Canal Turn in this race two years ago (158). Missed second half of last season, then Munster National fifth and Troytown ninth (both 149). Failed to complete on three latest starts. Perhaps not the force of old.

Latenightpass silks20. Latenightpass

  • Age: 11
  • Trainer: Tom Ellis
  • Jockey: Gina Andrews
  • GN Rating: 149
  • Official Rating: 149
  • Weight: 10st 10lb
  • Recent Form: 142/1F11/2114-215
  • Odds: 40/1 (from 33/1)

Second, first and fourth in the last three editions of the Aintree Foxhunters. Defied career high mark in second try in Cross Country handicap at Cheltenham (140) before Grade 2 staying novice hurdle fifth as prep at Haydock races latest. Skipped the Festival to be fresh, but this an interesting alternative target for connections to explore with previous course experience.

KTDA Racing silks21. Minella Crooner

  • Age: 8
  • Trainer: Gordon Elliott
  • Jockey: Kevin Sexton
  • GN Rating: 149
  • Official Rating: 143
  • Weight: 10st 10lb
  • Recent Form: 2132P-1P3P
  • Odds: 80/1 (from 66/1)

All out to win Listed 2m 7f event at Wexford on reappearance (144). Appeared to tire from before four out and pulled up in 3m 5f Porterstown at Fairyhouse (144). Similar story in last season’s National Hunt Chase (146). Rallying third in New Year’s Day Chase around Tramore (143), but pulled up in the Ultima at Cheltenham latest (146). One of many Grand National runners with stamina queries.

22. Adamantly Chosen silksAdamantly Chosen

  • Age: 7
  • Trainer: Willie Mullins
  • Jockey: Sean O’Keeffe
  • GN Rating: 148
  • Official Rating: 150
  • Weight: 10st 9lb
  • Recent Form: 1152276P-4071
  • Odds: 50/1 (from 66/1)

Twice runner-up in Grade 1 novice chases over the winter of 2022-23. Not always a fluent jumper and 10th in Paddy Power (148) at Leopardstown during Christmas Festival. No better when seventh in Grade 3 handicap down in trip at same venue (also 148). Definite improvement when wide-margin winner of 3m 2f conditions chase at Down Royal latest (147). Now eligible for a run here and 2lb well-in.

Mac Tottie silks23. Mac Tottie

  • Age: 11
  • Trainer: Peter Bowen
  • Jockey: James Bowen
  • GN Rating: 148
  • Official Rating: 148
  • Weight: 10st 9lb
  • Recent Form: 12/41FP631/P-177
  • Odds: 50/1 (from 66/1)

Victories in the 2021 Grand Sefton and 2022 Topham Chase (both 135) over these fences. Returned from 430-day racecourse absence to land veterans’ middle distance chase on the Mildmay Course on reappearance (143), but two subsequent sevenths over hurdles and fences. Seems to be struggling with career high mark, but likes the track completed twice from three starts in this unique test of jumping. Stamina question marks.

Bective Stud silks

24. Chemical Energy

  • Age: 8
  • Trainer: Gordon Elliott
  • Jockey: Danny Gilligan
  • GN Rating: 148
  • Official Rating: 147
  • Weight: 10st 9lb
  • Recent Form: 5/1142P-6
  • Odds: 50/1 (from 40/1)

Purchased for €215,000 during the February dispersal Sales at Fairyhouse by new owners presumably with this in mind. Runner-up in last season’s National Hunt Chase during the Cheltenham Festival (147). Entitled to come on for reappearance sixth in the Kerry National at Listowel in the autumn latest (147). Will he need the run?

JP McManus star cap25. Limerick Lace

  • Age: 7
  • Trainer: Gavin Cromwell
  • Jockey: Mark Walsh
  • GN Rating: 147
  • Official Rating: 153
  • Weight: 10st 8lb
  • Recent Form: 521123-1211
  • Odds: 16/1 (from 22/1, previously 40/1)

Likeable mare who was a gallant runner-up in the Troytown at Navan after a winning reappearance at Clonmel (both 141). Way too good for the best of British when romping home in the Yorkshire Silver Vase at Doncaster (147). Unexposed as a stayer and could go down this route after landing the Mares’ Chase at Cheltenham latest (also 147). She’s 6lb well-in to this.

JP McManus quartered cap26. Meetingofthewaters

  • Age: 7
  • Trainer: Willie Mullins
  • Jockey: Danny Mullins
  • GN Rating: 147
  • Official Rating: 149
  • Weight: 10st 8lb
  • Recent Form: 4311U3
  • Odds: 9/1 (from 14/1, earlier 40/1)

Won Paddy Power Chase as a novice on just fourth career start and handicap debut over fences (130). Unlucky to get hampered and unseated at the first at Dublin Racing Festival (145). Good third in the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham latest (147). Purchased by powerful Irish owner prior to that.

The Goffer silks27. The Goffer

  • Age: 7
  • Trainer: Gordon Elliott
  • Jockey: Sean Bowen
  • GN Rating: 147
  • Official Rating: 144
  • Weight: 10st 8lb
  • Recent Form: 412314P4-8585
  • Odds: 66/1

Eye-catching fourth in the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown races last spring (149). Nearest at finish when fifth in the Kerry National this past autumn (145). May have had excuses when beaten favourite as hampered five out and came eight in Munster National (145). Only fifth in the Ultima at Cheltenham latest (147) when appearing not to stay up the hill. Yielding or good to soft going appears optimum. Interesting contender if getting a run on this flatter track.

Roi Mage silks28. Roi Mage

  • Age: 12
  • Trainer: Patrick Griffin
  • Jockey: James Reveley
  • GN Rating: 147
  • Official Rating: 147
  • Weight: 10st 8lb
  • Recent Form: 517/33F27-162
  • Odds: 50/1 (from 66/1)

Veteran who finished a fine seventh in this race 12 months ago (149). Won a big Cross Country race in his native France since on reappearance, but trailed in last at Tramore on New Year’s Day (147). Second in same 3m 2f conditions chase at Down Royal as 12 months ago latest (also 147). May have one last tilt over these fences, but obviously vulnerable to younger legs. One of the Grand National runners that can’t be totally written off with 2lb less on his back.

Glengouly silks29. Glengouly

  • Age: 8
  • Trainer: Willie Mullins
  • Jockey: Michael O’Sullivan
  • GN Rating: 146
  • Official Rating: 145
  • Weight: 10st 7lb
  • Recent Form: 1FP5-220
  • Odds: 66/1 (from 50/1)

Runner-up in two valuable handicaps on heavy ground this winter, first at Limerick (137) and then the Thyestes Chase (141) before finishing down the field in the Festival Plate at Cheltenham latest (146). Sole career win over fences on better going, however, and one of the more interesting Grand National runners as a result, but the Topham is also an option.

Galia Des Liteaux silks30. Galia Des Liteaux

  • Age: 8
  • Trainer: Dan Skelton
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton
  • GN Rating: 146
  • Official Rating: 146
  • Weight: 10st 7lb
  • Recent Form: 1P154-1224
  • Odds: 28/1 (from 40/1, earlier 50/1)

Mare who shaped very encouragingly under a big weight in first-time cheekpieces when narrow runner-up at Warwick races in the Classic Chase (142). Likes soft and heavy ground, but the drop back in trip saw her disappoint when fourth in a Listed 3m Mares’ Chase at Exeter latest (146). Winner in that grade against her own sex over 3m on reappearance (145). Concerns are going related rather than stamina issues.

31. Blank silksPanda Boy

  • Age: 8
  • Trainer: Martin Brassil
  • Jockey: JJ Slevin
  • GN Rating: 146
  • Official Rating: 143
  • Weight: 10st 7lb
  • Recent Form: 1443F5-4424
  • Odds: 12/1 (from 14/1, earlier 20/1)

Fifth in last season’s Irish Grand National (140) when pecked on landing two out. Fourth in Grade 3s at Punchestown and Naas this autumn. Ran on well into runner-up spot in Paddy Power Chase over Christmas (140). Keeping on nicely into never nearer fourth in Dublin Racing Festival staying handicap hurdle latest. Yard have Grand National runners and know what it takes to win it.

Eklat De Rire silks32. Eklat De Rire

  • Age: 10
  • Trainer: Henry De Bromhead
  • Jockey: Darragh O’Keeffe
  • GN Rating: 146
  • Official Rating: 142
  • Weight: 10st 7lb
  • Recent Form: 11U/1P0/4-82P
  • Odds: 100/1 (from 66/1)

Won three of first four starts over fences, but lost his way since. Lightly-raced for his age, though, and Grade 3 victor at Naas as a novice. Down to career low mark in this sphere after weakening eighth in the Foxrock at Navan (148). Not much better when second and last to finishing 3m rated chase at Fairyhouse (146) before pulling up in the Ultima during Cheltenham latest (also 146).

Chambard silks33. Chambard – Non-Runner on the Day

  • Age: 12
  • Trainer: Venetia Williams
  • Jockey: Lucy Turner
  • GN Rating: 146
  • Official Rating: 145
  • Weight: 10st 7lb
  • Recent Form: 122111/PU44-21P88
  • Odds: 66/1 (from 100/1)

Kim Muir winner of 2022 (134) who put in a career best when bolting up in the Becher over these fences (140) in December. Pulled up on bottomless ground in the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow races since (144), but readily forgiven that and eighth in the official trial for this at Haydock (147) and same spot in Ultima at Cheltenham latest (146). Showed aptitude for the course, so one of the Grand National runners to note. Likely jockey cannot claim.

Kittys Light silks

34. Kitty’s Light

  • Age: 8
  • Trainer: Christian Williams
  • Jockey: Jack Tudor
  • GN Rating: 146
  • Official Rating: 145
  • Weight: 10st 7lb
  • Recent Form: 223/66873111-47057
  • Odds: 12/1 (from 14/1, earlier 22/1)

Comes alive in the spring and bettered previous placed efforts in the Scottish Grand National and bet365 Gold Cup by winning both last term (off 140). Absolutely no stamina doubts whatsoever as also won the Eider Chase at Newcastle over further than 4m. May now be high enough in the weights for a tilt at this. Among the Grand National runners with obvious claims and sneaks into the final field after respectable seventh in the Ultima at Cheltenham latest (146).

Complete List of Grand National Runners

Grand National runners

We feature all entries in our above list of Grand National runners from the initial 94. This will be reduced as forfeit stages come and go. Remember, the maximum field size is now 34 – reduced from 40. That means initial early closing entries of runners for the Grand National are very over-subscribed. From an initial 94 horses entered, two-thirds of those will not be able to line up at Aintree Here are all the runners in the Grand National in alphabetical order:

  1. Noble Yeats
  2. Nassalam
  3. Coko Beach
  4. Capodanno
  5. I Am Maximus
  6. Minella Indo
  7. Corach Rambler
  8. Janidil
  9. Stattler
  10. Mahler Mission
  11. Delta Work
  12. Foxy Jacks
  13. Galvin
  14. Farouk D’Alene
  15. Eldorado Allen
  16. Ain’t That A Shame
  17. Vanillier
  18. Mr Incredible
  19. Run Wild Fred – NR
  20. Latenightpass
  21. Minella Crooner
  22. Adamantly Chosen
  23. Mac Tottie
  24. Chemical Energy
  25. Limerick Lace
  26. Meetingofthewaters
  27. The Goffer
  28. Roi Mage
  29. Glengouly
  30. Galia Des Liteaux
  31. Panda Boy
  32. Eklat De Rire
  33. Chambard – NR
  34. Kitty’s Light

Grand National Runners and Weights

All Grand National runners have a certain weight they must carry. This is allotted to them by the BHA handicapper, who frames a special handicap for the race. Irish horses are often harshly treated by this assessment, so remember that before betting. The Grand National runners and weights are released around Valentine’s Day, so we know then which horse has what weight.

The topweight is always 11st 12lb. In another era, the handicapper could give a horse 12st or even 12st 7lb if that helped to get others into the weight. Any horse carrying less than 10st 2lb is what they call out of the handicap, and running off a higher than allotted rating. Grand National runners today are luckier than horses of previous generations, that’s for sure.

In modern times, only a few have carried more than 11st around Aintree to victory. Like any race where ratings determine weight carried, well-handicapped horses often win the contest. You can see what runners and riders for the Grand National this year have got in our detailed list above.

Grand National Runners and Odds

Just like any horse race, there are Grand National odds available to those who want to bet. This is one of the few events in the sport where there is a market all year round. Things really get shaken up when potential Grand National runners are revealed with the release of initial entries towards the end of January or start of February.

Runner Grand National Odds
I Am Maximus 7/1
Corach Rambler 8/1
Limerick Lace 10/1
Panda Boy 11/1
Vanillier 12/1
Mahler Mission 12/1
Mr Incredible 14/1
Meetingofthewaters 14/1
Kitty’s Light 14/1
Minella Indo 16/1
Coko Beach 22/1
Delta Work 22/1
Noble Yeats 25/1
Galia Des Liteaux 28/1
All prices quoted correct and 40/1 Bar as of 08:30 BST on Grand National Day, Saturday, 13 April 2024.

It almost goes without saying that this is a very competitive race indeed, so horse racing betting sites should have an ante post market that reflects that. Seeing double figure odds for the field is what to expect. After all, there are 40 runners and many more than that entered. The good thing is if your horse isn’t among Grand National runners, then you may receive your stake back if they are balloted out of the final field.

Key Trials for Runners in the Grand National

You may see tomorrow’s Grand National runners in action throughout the season without even realising it. This is because there are some official and many more unofficial trial races for the world’s most famous steeplechase. Many of this year’s Grand National runners took part in the following 25 races in the UK and Ireland over the course of the previous 13 months.

25 Trials for Runners for the Grand National

Grand National Trial Racecourse Trial Distance When Most Recent Winner
Irish Grand National Fairyhouse 3m 5f Easter I Am Maximus
Scottish Grand National Ayr 4m April Kitty’s Light
Bet365 Gold Cup Sandown 3m 5f April Kitty’s Light
Cork Grand National Cork 3m 4f November Sir Bob (not entered)
Troytown Handicap Chase Navan 3m November Coko Beach
Coral Gold Cup Newbury 3m 2f November / December Datsalrightgino (died)
Porterstown Handicap Chase Fairyhouse 3m 5f November/ December Street Value (not entered)
Becher Chase Aintree 3m 2f December Chambard
Paddy Power Chase Leopardstown 3m December Meetingofthewaters
Welsh Grand National Chepstow 3m 6f December Nassalam
Classic Chase Warwick 3m 5f January My Silver Lining (not entered)
Peter Marsh Chase Haydock 3m 1½f January Abandoned
Thyestes Chase Gowran Park 3m 1f January Ain’t That A Shame
Great Yorkshire Chase Doncaster 3m January Annual Invictus
Irish Grand National Trial Punchestown 3m 4f February Where It All Began
Grand National Trial Haydock 3m 4f February Yeah Man (not entered)
Eider Chase Newcastle 4m 1f February Anglers Crag (not entered)
Bobbyjo Chase Fairyhouse 3m 1f February I Am Maximus
Grimthorpe Handicap Chase Doncaster 3m 2f March Does He Know (not entered)
Ultima Handicap Chase Cheltenham 3m 1f March Chianti Classico (not eneted)
National Hunt Chase Cheltenham 3m 6f March Corbetts Cross (not entered)
Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase Cheltenham 3m 6f March Abandoned
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Cheltenham 3m 2f March Inothewayurthinkin (not entered)
Cheltenham Gold Cup Cheltenham 3m 2½f March Galopin Des Champs (not entered)
Midlands Grand National Uttoxeter 4m 2f March Beauport (not entered)

Past Grand National Winners And Runners Up

The runners and rides for the Grand National may contain past winners or horses placed at the track before. If you want to learn more about previous horse racing results, then you can do so on this very site. It may prove instructive to follow potential Grand National runners this way.

Just because a horse has done well in the big one at Aintree before doesn’t mean they will again. However, past Grand National results can tell us which horses performed over the marathon trip and infamous fences. Knowing that can help you make better informed decisions when betting. Here are recent Grand National winners and runners up for your information:

Grand National 2023

Position Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP
1st Corach Rambler Derek Fox Lucinda Russell 2¼ lengths 8/1F
2nd Vanillier Sean Flanagan Gavin Cromwell 4¾ lengths 20/1

2022 Grand National

Position Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP
1st Noble Yeats Mr Sam Waley-Cohen Emmet Mullins 2¼ lengths 50/1
2nd Any Second Now Mark Walsh Ted Walsh 20 lengths 15/2

Grand National 2021

Position Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP
1st Minella Times Rachael Blackmore Henry De Bromhead 6½ lengths 11/1
2nd Balko Des Flos Aidan Coleman Henry De Bromhead 1¾ lengths 100/1

There was no Grand National race in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grand National 2019

Position Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP
1st Tiger Roll Davy Russell Gordon Elliott 2¾ lengths 4/1F
2nd Magic Of Light Paddy Kennedy Jessica Harrington 2¼ lengths 66/1

Grand National 2018

Position Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP
1st Tiger Roll Davy Russell Gordon Elliott head 10/1
2nd Pleasant Company David Mullins Willie Mullins 11 lengths 66/1

Grand National 2017

Position Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP
1st One For Arthur Derek Fox Lucinda Russell 4½ lengths 14/1
2nd Cause Of Causes Mr Jamie Codd Gordon Elliott 3¾ lengths 16/1

Grand National 2016

Position Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP
1st Rule The World David Mullins Mouse Morris 6 lengths 33/1
2nd The Last Samuri David Bass Kim Bailey 8 lengths 8/1JF

List of Recent Grand National Winners

  • 2023 – Corach Rambler
  • 2022 – Noble Yeats
  • 2021 – Minella Times
  • 2020 – No race
  • 2019 – Tiger Roll
  • 2018 – Tiger Roll
  • 2017 – One For Arthur
  • 2016 – Rule The World
  • 2015 – Many Clouds
  • 2014 – Pineau De Re
  • 2013 – Auroras Encore
  • 2012 – Neptune Collonges
  • 2011 – Ballabriggs
  • 2010 – Don’t Push It
  • 2009 – Mon Mome
  • 2008 – Comply Or Die
  • 2007 – Silver Birch
  • 2006 – Numbersixvalverde
  • 2005 – Hedgehunter

Grand National Non Runners List

There can be only 34 Grand National runners now, so many horses are going to miss the cut. Others may not take up their early closing engagement with various declaration and forfeit stages following on from when initial entries come out at the end of January. See the latest Grand National non runners below. This list will get larger as we get close to the event View all of the non runners in the Grand National right here:

  • Amirite – balloted out
  • Angels Dawn – scratched
  • Annual Invictus – balloted out
  • Ashtown Lad – scratched
  • Ash Tree Meadow – not qualified
  • Asterion Forlonge – scratched
  • Battleoverdoyen – not qualified
  • Bronn – scratched
  • Busselton – scratched
  • Celebre D’Allen – scratched, declared for the Topham Chase instead
  • Cepage – balloted out
  • Chambard – non-runner after final decs
  • Classic Getaway – scratched, declared for the Topham Chase instead
  • Conflated – declared for the Melling Chase instead
  • Desertmore House – balloted out
  • Diol Ker – scratched
  • Dunboyne – scratched
  • Dusart – scratched
  • Embittered – not eligible, declared for the Topham Chase instead
  • Empire Steel – scratched, declared for the Topham Chase instead
  • Fakiera – not qualified
  • Fakir D’Alene – balloted out
  • Fakir D’Oudairies – scratched
  • Famous Bridge – balloted out
  • Fantastic Lady – scratched, declared for the Topham Chase instead
  • Favori De Champdou – not eligible
  • Fiddlerontheroof – scratched
  • Frontal Assault – balloted out
  • Full Back – scratched
  • Fury Road – scratched
  • Gevrey – scratched
  • Good Boy Bobby – balloted out, declared for Topham Chase instead
  • Hewick – scratched, declared for Liverpool Hurdle instead
  • Highland Hunter – died
  • Iron Bridge – balloted out
  • Its On The Line – not qualified, declared for Foxhunters instead
  • James Du Berlais – scratched, declared for the Topham Chase instead
  • Kinondo Kwetu – balloted out, declared for the Freebooter instead
  • Le Milos – scratched
  • Letsbeclearaboutit – scratched
  • Longhouse Poet – scratched
  • Macs Charm – scratched
  • Malina Girl – balloted out
  • Minella Trump – scratched
  • Mister Coffey – scratched
  • Monbeg Genius – scratched
  • Moroder – scratched
  • Ontheropes – balloted out
  • Placenet – not qualified
  • Revels Hill – scratched
  • Riaan – not qualified
  • Royal Thief – not qualified
  • Run Wild Fred – non-runner after final decs
  • Sail Away – scratched
  • Salvador Ziggy – scratched
  • Samcro – scratched
  • Shakem Up’Arry – balloted out, declared for the Topham Chase instead
  • So Des Flos – not qualified
  • Threeunderthrufive – scratched
  • Tommie Beau – balloted out
  • Tullybeg – balloted out
  • Where It All Began – balloted out

Grand National Runners Tips

There is a knack to finding value among the Grand National runners, because there are so many to choose from. That can be daunting for some novice, inexperienced and casual punters, but serious gamblers have their ways. We asked our experts for some Grand National tips and they were only too happy to oblige.

Over the years, they have found plenty of winners and placed horses that ran well in defeat in the world’s greatest steeplechase. Follow their Grand National runners tips and you may be onto something for the Aintree showpiece. Here are their top three pieces of advice:

Get Non Runner No Bet with Your Grand National Runners

While non runners in the Grand National are a fact of life, there is nothing worse than losing your stake without a run for your money. There is a simple way of eliminating this problem. Place your bets on your fancied Grand National runners with a bookmaker offering a non runner no bet (NRNB) or non runner money back (NRMB) deal. Among those, Betfred are well known for offering this promotion early on the Grand National runners and odds.

Wait Until Grand National Runners and Weights Come Out

A key part of betting on anything is knowing the right time to go in to the market. This is a fine judgment, perhaps built up on instinct and experience, so can be difficult to quantify. However, there is one key point in the ante post Grand National betting where things become clearer. That is halfway through February.

The Grand National runners and weights come out then, just a couple of weeks after the announcement of early closing entries. At this stage, you can start working out which horses you think will definitely get into the race and ones which may sneak in if some higher rated horses don’t turn up at Aintree. Patience could be a virtue as you can make more educated guesses by waiting for the weights.

Bet on Grand National Runners Each Way

If there is one tip our experts swear by then, it is to bet on all of the Grand National horse race runner odds that appeal to you each way. This is not a win only proposition as an event, even if using Grand National free bets on the race. There are 40 horses travelling around two circuits of Aintree, jumping 30 fences all covered in spruce with many obstacles bigger than regulation size for an ordinary steeplechase.

It doesn’t make any sense whatsoever to bet on just a win. Wait long enough and bookies will pay extra places on the Grand National runners and prices, perhaps even seventh and eighth. Getting five is the minimum any punter should take. These are the sort of Grand National betting offers you should be looking for. A placed horse can still return plenty of profit, because of the fiercely competitive nature of the race. Each way bets, covering both the win and the places, is the only way to go.

The Last Word on Grand National Runners

With so many runners at the Grand National, anything can and literally does happen. We hope that this guide has been useful and helps you decide on your bets. Knowing who the Grand National runners and riders are is the first port of call before taking a punt.

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